June 03, 2013

Ford Motor Company's US sales increase by 14 per cent in May

Ford Motor Company's US sales grew 14 per cent in May, with cars up 9 per cent, utilities up 15 per cent and trucks up 18 per cent. Retail sales increased 17 per cent, marking the best May retail sales results since 2005.

"Our fuel-efficient Fusion and Escape have set
monthly sales records for four straight months," said Ken Czubay, Ford Vice-President, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. "F-series sales - fueled by construction growth and pent-up demand - reached their highest level in more than six years."

Fusion posted its best-ever May sales of 29,553 vehicles - with its strongest areas of sales growth in the western and southeastern areas of the US.

The fuel-efficient Escape small utility posted its best-ever sales month since being introduced 13 years ago - a 26 per cent increase with 29,123 vehicles sold last month.

America's best-selling pickup, the F-series had its strongest May sales result since 2005. F-series' 71,604 sales in May represented a 31 per cent increase versus last year and its 22nd straight monthly sales increase.
In May, Lincoln MKZ sales increased 42 per cent versus last year. This represents MKZ's best-ever May sales, building on MKZ's best-ever sales month in April.


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